Gabriel Caruana receiving the Malta Society of Arts’ gold medal from Vince Briffa.Gabriel Caruana receiving the Malta Society of Arts’ gold medal from Vince Briffa.

Malta Society of Arts president Vince Briffa presented the society’s gold medal to Maltese artist Gabriel Caruana in recognition of his contribution as an artist and art educator. The private ceremony was held at Caruana’s residence in the presence of MSA secretary Eman Grima and the Caruana family.

Caruana (b. 1929) is recognised as Malta’s most inventive artist and his original approach in the art of ceramics makes him stand out singularly as the person who has worked so intensely in this genre. Through his contribution as an artist, he made a name for himself over the past 50 years and earned esteem internationally.

His prolific output includes sculptures in bronze, wood, cement, stone and perspex, paintings, drawings and prints. What he is mostly known for is his own original interpretation of ceramic art that includes numerous large murals, free-standing sculptures, plates and wall plaques with modelled relief.

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